Add a KVM or Serial Device
KVM and serial devices may support 256-bit AES encryption, which CC-SG also supports as of release 4.1. If the device is set to the default encryption mode "auto-negotiate", the device will negotiate with CC-SG to select an appropriate encryption level to function with CC-SG.
- Type a name for the device in the Device name field. See Naming Conventions for details on CC-SG's rules for name lengths.
- Type the IP Address or Hostname of the device in the Device IP or Hostname field. See Terminology/Acronyms for hostname rules.
- Type the number of the TCP communication port used to communicate with the device in the TCP Port Number field. The maximum is five numeric characters. The default port number for most Raritan devices is 5000.
- Type the name used to log into this device in the Username field. The user must have administrative access.
- Type the password needed to access this device in the Password field. The user must have administrative access.
- Type the time (in seconds) that should elapse before timeout between the new device and CC-SG in the Heartbeat timeout (sec) field.
- When adding a Dominion SX device, the Allow Direct Device Access checkbox enables you to allow or deny local port access to the device. Select the checkbox if you want to allow users to have direct access to this device while it is managed by CC-SG.
- Type a short description of this device in the Description field. Optional.
- Select the Configure all ports checkbox to automatically add all ports on this device to the Devices tab and to create a Node for each port on this device in the Nodes tab.
- Corresponding nodes and ports will be configured with matching names.
- A new node will be created for each port and an out-of-band interface will be created for that node except for a blade chassis node.
- A node may or may not be created for a blade chassis appliance connected to a KX2 port, depending on whether an IP address or hostname for the blade chassis has been entered in KX2. See the KX II User Guide. A Web Browser interface is assigned to a blade chassis node in CC-SG by default.
- A virtual blade chassis device will be created in the Devices tab for blade servers that are directly connected to KX2 ports, if blade port groups have been configured properly for these blade servers in KX2. See the KX II User Guide.
- A list of Categories and Elements can be configured to better describe and organize this device and the nodes connected to it. See Associations, Categories, and Elements.
- For each Category listed, click the Element drop-down menu, and then select the element you want to apply to the device from the list. Select the blank item in the Element field for each Category you do not want to use.
If you want to assign the Element to the related nodes as well as the device, select the Apply to Nodes checkbox.
- If you do not see the Category or Element values you want to use, you can add more through the Associations menu. See Associations, Categories, and Elements.
- When you are done configuring this device, click Apply to add this device and open a new blank Add Device screen that allows you to continue adding devices, or click OK to add this device without continuing to a new Add Device screen.
- If the firmware version of the device is not compatible with CC-SG, a message appears. Click Yes to add the device to CC-SG. You can upgrade the device firmware after adding it to CC-SG. See Upgrading a Device.